Girl Scout Troop 50298's project "A Better Place," part of a larger one called "Girltopia," is on display in the lobby of Darien Town Hall.

Completing this journey will be the first step in making three Girl Scouts eligible to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest given to Scouts.

Taylor Conrad, Jessie Halstrom and Elizabeth Myles are presenting their own personal utopias. Each girl chose her own medium and message. They describe their hopes and their visions and demonstrate who inspires them to make their own personal world and the world around them a better place.

One girl chose the photo of a tree, representing one individual, herself. In the background are other trees representing family, friends and those who offer love and support. Another chose a pottery piece, multicolored and circular in shape, representing an embrace of people's racial differences.

The third presents a series of photographs of women who teach, support, inspire and represent strength, courage, independence and perseverance.

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